Startups usher in retail revolution by clearing out cash registers

Business are replacing traditional cash registers with such products as Square’s Business in a Box.

The cash register has reigned as an icon of American commerce ever since the Civil War era. It’s an American ritual to pay for your purchases at the cash register. But, the average point-of-sale (POS) system is expensive, inconvenient to set up and manage and not connected to the internet. Despite all of this, these types of transactions occur a million times every day.  The last significant shift happened in the 1950’s when credit card terminals enter the scene.

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Future of Retail – Thinking Outside The Box


In his keynote address Monday morning at RSPA RetailNOW 2009, futurist Glen Hiemstra provided an in-depth look at the U.S. economy. Specifically, Hiemstra gave attendees a variety of data points which provide indications as to when the economy will recover (“real recovery should occur by the fourth quarter of 2009”) and what factors will play a part in that recovery. He went on to explain that from 2000 to 2008, we were living in a “make believe economy” that we couldn’t sustain forever. Now, the economy is correcting itself. So, what should today’s VARs (and businesses in general) be doing today to be poised for success during the recovery?

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Envysion: Innovator In Web-Based Video Management

Envysion:  Innovator In Web-Based Video Management

Featured Invention at the Colorado Inventor Showcase

Envysion is an innovator in web-based video management that is redefining video surveillance. The company is driving the development of Managed Video as a Service (MVaaS), which builds on the concept of the Software as a Service (SaaS) model. With the MVaaS platform, Envysion centrally manages software upgrades and version control and addresses the scaling challenges of managing distributed video systems across multiple locations.

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